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October 28, 2019

Rev. Dr. Tamara Henry to Lecture on Hip Hop and Spirituality

Who: Rev. Dr. Tamara Henry, New York Theological Seminary

  • Associate Professor of Religious Education
  • Director of the Master of Arts in Religious Education
  • Director of the Master of Arts in Youth Ministry

What: Hip Hop Spirituality: The Quest for Faith, Meaning and Purpose in Young Adulthood

Where: St. Francis College – Maroney Theater, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201

When: Thursday, November 7th, 11:20 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

FREE & Open to the Public

Tamara HenryUrban youth ministry practitioner Rev. Dr. Tamara Henry will explore hip hop's role in the spiritual lives of young people, in a lecture sponsored by the St. Francis College Office of Mission, Ministry & Interfaith Dialogue.

Reaching out to college students, Rev. Dr. Henry's address will show that faith and spirituality are resources for living full lives. She will discuss the ways young people are finding answers to questions about ultimate meaning, purpose and relationships through hip hop, and how the musical genre creates new sacred spaces for them.

"Dr. Henry's research and messages are deeply relevant to students here," said Dr. Alexandria Egler, Executive Director of the Office of Mission, Ministry & Interfaith Dialogue. "When she speaks about the intersection of religious life and pop culture, she connects with young audiences like no other. We're thrilled she's able to join us."

In addition to her ministerial and academic responsibilities at New York Theological Seminary, Dr. Henry serves as the minister to youth at the Lenox Road Baptist Church in Brooklyn. She received a Bachelor of Arts in American Government from Georgetown University, a Masters of Social Work from Fordham University, School of Social Service, and a Masters of Arts in Religious Education and PhD in Religious Education from Fordham University, School of Religion.

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